Saying that there is a way to be sane. I’m saying that you can
get rid of all this insanity created by the past in you. Just by being a simple
witness of your thought processes.
It is simply sitting silently, witnessing the thoughts, passing before you.
Just witnessing, not interfering not even judging, because the moment you
judge you have lost the pure witness. The moment you say “this is good, this
is bad,” you have already jumped onto the thought process.
It takes a little time to create a gap between the witness and the mind. Once
the gap is there, you are in for a great surprise, that you are not the mind, that
you are the witness, A watcher.
And this process of watching is the very alchemy of real religion. Because as
you become more and more deeply rooted in witnessing, thoughts start
disappearing. You are, but the mind is utterly empty.
That’s the moment of enlightenment. That is the moment that you become for
the first time an unconditioned, sane, really free human being.
Are you experiencing trouble today running or making it through your series of asanas? Let’s head back to the beginning … To the basics, your foundation.
Rest Day … Shavasana
**Ear muffs on if you have virgin ears – You have been warned**
The more you Twitter the worse you run-
Shame, Shame we know your name peeps! Not a single one of you reading yesterday took the bait we so generously tossed in your general direction: “You teach what you need to learn“. One little, painless comment for or against would have placated the cantankerous Uncle Sachmo! But no way Jose, you were way too busy lamenting about all of your grand adventures over the past weekend … Now you shale all suffer. Performing our best Jesse Pinkman impersonation: “Listen up and pay attention, bitches!!!“
The single worst part of dispensing advice to others either in a random blog-o-post or over a few cold PBR’s is that NO ONE (re-read this again) actually follows through with what you have to share. When most self-absorbed (<— If this word is too abrasive choose another one that best fits your personality) peeps ask a question, they already have a picturesque answer in mind-which is usually, the answer they would like to hear coming from your mouth.
Quick question: Why ask for advice or help in the first place? When you know you will not use it.
The challenge to our dear readers today is this: When someone asks you for help or an opinion later this afternoon. Zip it up and don’t say a thing to the person asking! Listen for once and lend a good ear. Chances are they could care less what you have to say in return. Listen and help guide them to the answer they want, the answer they want to here from their own mouth.
Or is this you?!?<—Must Clicky(Dear Lord above let this be you!!!)
Before dawn go outside and enjoy the Moon and Venus dancing in the sky above you. Awaken your senses with a nice flowing Sun Salutations Series, bringing balance and energy to you this morning. What you do after this is up to you …
Hat Tip: Tyler Leavitt
Pretty unbearable indeed … Smile and ENJOY!!!